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Shinkoskey: The story of democracy

The recently re-aired PBS presentation "Nature to Nations" retells the story of North American democracy. It moves the birthplace of American democracy from Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention to a meeting of native tribes near Syracuse, New York, several hundred years earlier. The ...

Buchanan: Cacophony and confusion in foreign policy

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the country was united behind him. The America First Committee, the largest anti-war movement in our history, which had the backing of President Herbert Hoover and future ...

Lowry: Sorry, this was not a success

Talk about a catastrophic success. The Biden administration wants credit for the Afghanistan evacuation as measured by the sheer number of people it flew out amid a security and humanitarian crisis of its own making. This is the arsonist bragging about how many fires he has put out. Those ...

Charen: The party of violence

A Republican running for Northampton County executive in Pennsylvania gave a heated address on Aug. 29 about mask mandates in schools. Steve Lynch is tired, he said, of providing his school board arguments and data (he apparently thinks the data support letting kids go maskless), but the ...

Stossel: Should the government mandate getting a vaccine?

Politicians love force. The idea of leaving us alone to make our own decisions goes against their nature. To be sure, civilized society sometimes needs government force: police to punish killers, soldiers to protect us from foreign invaders, environmental police to stop my smoke from flowing ...

Letter: No payday for the faithful

The Florida Department of Education says parents know what’s best for their children. So, they are withholding the monthly salaries of local school board members in districts that require kids to mask at school. Wait a minute. Don’t we have folks in society who regularly know better than ...

Letter: Living in a world of our own design

Back in February, 2003, Mormon President Russell M. Nelson published an article in the Ensign magazine titled “Divine Love” where he expressed his belief that God’s love is conditional. At that time, I couldn’t help but wonder what effect Nelson’s theory would have on those of us ...

Letter: Air problems impact quality of life for all Utahns

Keeping Utah a great place to work and raise a family is critical when it comes to attracting Hispanic and Latino businesses. This is yet another reason why we need to address our air quality and climate problems. Air pollution, water scarcity and excessive heat are taking their toll on ...

Goldberg: Blame Congress, not Supreme Court, for eviction ruling

In a major victory for constitutional norms, the Supreme Court overturned a lawless and essentially authoritarian policy of the Trump administration, and progressives are furious. You read that right. Let's catch up. On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, and Donald Trump signed it ...